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Metropolitan Universities Journal: Collective Impact Strategies

Posted on December 4, 2017

Vol 28, No 4: Collective Impact Strategies

Urban and metropolitan universities have a unique opportunity and responsibility to initiate and promote social change in a way that also advances their mission. Participating in collective impact is increasingly seen as one approach to this. This issue includes case studies and practical papers that illustrate the role of universities in these efforts and provide guidance and best practices for how to initiate, facilitate, and strengthen collective impact initiatives in their communities.

I would like to thank Joseph Allen, PhD, of the University of Nebraska at Omaha for serving as guest editor. His scholarship in collective impact and organizational psychology guided the development and execution of this issue.

Valerie Holton, PhD, LCSW
Executive Editor
Metropolitan Universities

Table of Contents
Collective Impact Strategies: Introduction to the Special Issue
Joseph A. Allen, Sheridan Trent, Kelly A. Prange

The Emerging Role of Universities in Collective Impact Initiatives for Community Benefit
Jason Smith, Lynn Pelco, Alex Rooke

What Does it Take for Practitioners to Use Data to Change Behavior in Collective Impact?
Jeff Raderstrong, JaNay Queen Nazaire

We’re All in This Together: How one University Drew on Collective Impact Principles to Advance Student Success in Higher Education
Bruce Jones, Maureen Croft, Teri Longacre

Moving Toward a Collective Impact Effort: The Volunteer Program Assessment
Sheridan Trent, Kelly Prange, Joseph Allen

Capacity Building for Social Innovation: A Collective Impact Approach
Ellen Szarleta

Collective Impact Approach: A “Tool” for Managing Complex Problems and Business Clusters Sustainability
Alessandra De Chiara

Applying Collective Impact to Wicked Problems in Aboriginal Health
Kylie Gwynne

A Community in Crisis: The Opioid Epidemic on Staten Island
Patricia Tooker


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